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Gov. Cuomo in Hot Water Over N-Word

He used it while discussing a 'New York Times' article that also used it uncensored

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being criticized for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward dark-skinned Italian immigrants, the AP reports. Cuomo used the slur Tuesday in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day and a recent New York Times article... More »

Another State Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sharply criticized the flavors

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people, the AP reports. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to the... More »

A 'Moral' Change Kicks Off World Cup Parade

Equal pay is now law in New York

(Newser) - There was more to celebrate than soccer Wednesday at the ticker-tape parade for the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team. Just before the event began at 9:30am local time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state legislation, which "eliminates a gender discrimination loophole regarding pay between... More »

Cuomo Has Been Pleading for Bezos to Change His Mind

He wants company to reconsider NYC decision

(Newser) - Amazon has scrapped plans to build part of its second headquarters in New York City—but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would really, really like them to think again. Sources tell the New York Times that the Democrat has spoken to numerous Amazon execs, including founder and CEO Jeff Bezos,... More »

Limo in Horrific Crash Shouldn't Have Been on Road

It had failed inspection, and its driver was not properly licensed, governor says

(Newser) - The limousine involved in Saturday afternoon's horrific crash shouldn't have been on the road. It failed an inspection last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. In addition, the driver, who died in the upstate New York crash along with his 17 passengers and two bystanders, was... More »

No New York Upset: Cuomo Defeats Cynthia Nixon

Governor withstands challenge from actress

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term. The AP called the race at 9:25pm Eastern, 25 minutes after the polls closed. Cuomo had far greater financial resources going into the matchup, and polls suggested... More »

New York's Big Race Stays Lively to the Finish

Cynthia Nixon is trying to upset Gov. Andrew Cuomo

(Newser) - One of the most high-profile primary races in the nation will be decided by voters in New York on Thursday: Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon's long-shot bid to prevent Andrew Cuomo from winning a third term as governor. As Politico notes, Nixon is hoping to pull off... More »

Cynthia Nixon's Bagel Choice 'Basically Criminal'

Lox on cinnamon raisin? New Yorkers are horrified

(Newser) - Digging into a slice of pizza with a fork is one surefire way to horrify New Yorkers. Another is putting fish on a cinnamon raisin bagel, as Cynthia Nixon did on Sunday. Though it's apparently a thing , the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's "sweet and salty" deli order of... More »

Nixon, Cuomo Spar, Talk Over Each Other in Their One Debate

No clear winner in sole debate that will be held before Democratic primary

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon swapped insults and clashed over policy Wednesday in their only scheduled debate before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. While the testy, hourlong exchange at Hofstra University featured plenty of interruptions and insults, neither candidate landed the... More »

Cuomo Regrets His Comments as Trump Piles On

'Of course America is great,' declares the New York governor

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he was "inartful" when he said earlier in the week that America "was never that great," a comment that was widely condemned and mocked by critics on the right and left. "I want to be very clear: Of... More »

Gov. Cuomo Surprises With Controversial Line

America 'was never that great,' he says

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have given his political opponents a ripe target with a surprise assertion: "We are not going to make America great again—it was never that great," Cuomo said in a speech Wednesday, reports the AP . "We have not reached greatness. We... More »

Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Makes Spelling Gaffe

Email from her New York gubernatorial campaign misspells name of Ithaca repeatedly

(Newser) - The gubernatorial campaign of actress and activist Cynthia Nixon learned a hard lesson about New York state geography when it misspelled the name of the city of Ithaca repeatedly in an email to supporters. "Cynthia is coming to Ithica!" read the subject line of the email, per the... More »

Cynthia Nixon Might Run for NY Governor

But her celebrity status could be a detriment

(Newser) - Actress Cynthia Nixon appears to be getting serious about challenging Andrew Cuomo for New York governor. The Sex and the City star has for weeks been rumored to be interested in the job, but new developments suggest there's merit to the rumors. She's met, for instance, with two... More »

Veterans Pushing States to Approve Pot as PTSD Treatment

28 states include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs

(Newser) - Against the backdrop of the nation's largest Veterans Day parade, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this month he'd sign legislation making New York the latest in a fast-rising tide of states to OK therapeutic pot as a PTSD treatment, though it's illegal under federal law and doesn'... More »

NYC Commuters' 'Summer of Hell' Begins Monday

'I'd rather have my teeth pulled,' commuter says of anticipated woes from repair project

(Newser) - A massive two-month repair project will launch Monday at the country's busiest train station, temporarily exacerbating the daily commuting struggle during what New York's governor has predicted will be a "summer of hell," per the AP . At Penn Station, crowds of commuters fume at frequent delays,... More »

'Things Go Bump in the Night' at NY Governor's Mansion

Spooky thuds keep Gov. Andrew Cuomo awake at night

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't afraid of ghosts, but spooky thuds still keep him awake at night when he stays at the governor's mansion in Albany, the AP reports. The Democrat told a Long Island crowd Thursday that during legislative sessions he spends evenings unsettled by unexplained... More »

Another Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

Hate crime task force investigating in NY

(Newser) - Citing a "dramatic increase in acts of hate and intolerance," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide investigation into crimes targeting Jewish groups Thursday after at least a dozen tombstones were toppled and some defaced in a Jewish cemetery in Rochester. The crime at Waad Hakolel Cemetery... More »

Cops Investigate Tumblr Post Claiming Credit for NYC Blast

Governor says there's no evidence of international terror links

(Newser) - The one piece of good news in the wake of Saturday night's explosion in Manhattan is that all 29 people who suffered injuries in the blast are out of the hospital. Beyond that, authorities are still struggling to figure out who planted the device that NYPD chief James O'... More »

NYC Blast 'Obviously an Act of Terrorism': Cuomo

But not linked to 'international terrorism,' says NY gov; 1K National Guard troops called in

(Newser) - "It depends on your definition of terrorism. A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it's not linked to international terrorism," says Andrew Cuomo, via CNN . The New York governor says there's no evidence that an explosion that rocked a crowded... More »

Billy Joel, Cuomo Launch Motorcycle Ride

To raise breast cancer awareness in New York state

(Newser) - New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will begin his ride Monday morning at Sunken Meadow Park on Long Island, reports... More »

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